Raven Engineered Films is moving forward as Viaflex. The new name and corporate identity follow the April 2022 acquisition by Industrial Opportunity Partners (IOP) from Raven Industries and positions the company as an independent, stand-alone business.
Viaflex, as an independent company, can now focus on product and installation execution, supporting internal R&D and engineering teams, quality control, and strong industry partnerships to propel continued growth. The company’s rigid ISO 9001-certified management system supports the demand for new and more innovative solutions that enable customers across multiple industries to protect the environment, natural resources, property and business assets.
“We are excited to launch the Viaflex brand and are committed to protecting earth and promoting industry,” says Scott Wickersham, Viaflex President and CEO. “Viaflex is focused on creating value for our customers by delivering excellent service, exceptional quality, and industry-leading innovation. We have a strong culture and have added more talent to our outstanding team in support of our new strategies.”
“Launching the Viaflex brand is the next chapter for this great company,” added Dave Mackin at IOP. “This is an exceptional team with an unmatched and diverse set of capabilities. We are excited for the future of Viaflex.”
Viaflex – under the Raven Engineered Films name – has established a well-known reputation for manufacturing and supplying high-performance flexible films and sheeting solutions that protect the environment and customer assets. Its product line includes a broad range of construction, agricultural, environmental, and industrial solutions. It also specializes in creating turnkey solutions developed, designed and manufactured to solve customer challenges — integrating sustainable environmental design practices for long-range performance.
The new name represents a combination of two words that honor and encapsulate the company’s mission and culture: via, or by way of, speaks to the way Viaflex uses science, data, and the latest technologies to create innovative, comprehensive solutions to complex challenges, particularly as demand increases for sustainable solutions that safeguard the environment. Flex is a nod to the company’s strengths, ability to react quickly, and industry-leading, best-in-class products.
The company has distinguished itself across more industries than other plastics manufacturers. An innovator in developing and manufacturing thinner, lighter, stronger polymer film and sheeting solutions, Viaflex helps solve application and product challenges across the globe including agriculture – feed, grain and silage covers and containment liners and fumigation films; construction – enclosure, vapor barrier, and gas barrier films; energy – reliable liners and containment solutions for the gas and oil industries; geo – geomembrane liners and covers to support the environmental sector; industrial – custom solutions for any project; and installation – world-class geomembrane liner installation services. Learn more about Viaflex at www.viaflex.com.